You’re in your forties, and you’ve suddenly noticed that your getting pimples! Aren’t pimples for teenagers?
Not totally. We have several men and women who come to us seeking acne treatment, despite being in their thirties, forties, fifties and beyond.
Yes, it is true that most people develop acne at the onset of puberty. Breakouts generally come and go throughout the teen years, and they subside by the time you reach your early 20s. Of course many people still experience breakouts well past that age, into the latter years of adulthood. As a matter of fact, in some cases acne may not develop until a person reaches adulthood.
For women, adult acne may be associated with the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and hormonal activity. Changes in hormonal patterns can contribute to skin that is more favourable to developing acne, which is why women who stop taking birth control pills may also breakout.
Finally, inadequate removal of your makeup may also contribute to acne, so make sure you clean your face well at the end of the day before going to bed.